Published Author. Man, that just has a ring to it. I still can’t believe it. I keep waiting for my EIC to say something like, “Oh I’m sorry sweetie. We made a mistake.” But..they seem to still like it. I must say, it is a much better book than it was when I submitted it. Their edits have been amazing and the rewrites I have made truly bring the story to life. Is it going to win any awards? No, probably not. Is anyone going to bow to my amazing literary skills? Hell to the no. BUT, it is a good story and adding relevant music, noting actual song and musician has never been done before. (To my knowledge)
The reviews. Oh, I just don’t even want to read them. I honestly didn’t even think about that part when I thought it would be a good idea to give this whole publishing stuff a shot. I just keep telling myself, if Twilight got some bad reviews, anything can get a bad review, no matter how wonderfully life changing the story is. (Yes, for those of you that don’t know I’m a HUGE Twilight fan. I was a fan back before it was cool to be a fan, too. I used to get teased at work and everything..until I made them all read the books!)
The music. You know how something happens to you and you are caught in this moment and in the back of your head you hear a song that would fit perfectly? That is what happens to Emmy throughout Emmy’s Song and Emmy’s Heart. She constantly has a song on repeat in her head and it changes based on her circumstance. Here is the ‘soundtrack’ for Emmy’s Song.
“Bring Him Home” from the musical Les Miserables
“Life Is a Highway” written and originally performed by Tom Cochrane. Remade by Rascal Flats
“He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven” words written by William Yeats
“When You Love Someone” by Bryan Adams
“In Your Eyes” by Peter Gabriel
“Untouched” by The Veronicas
“The Air Force Song” by Robert MacArthur Crawford
Cale and Emmy’s song: “If the Moon Fell Down” by Chase Coy
“At Last” by Etta James
I hope you will give Emmy’s Song a chance. Starting 10/1, it can be purchased at:
Emmy’s Heart isn’t 100% finished yet so I am very open to suggestions on the story. If after reading Emmy’s Song you have a suggestion on the story send it over to email@example.com. I would love to hear your thought on the direction the story should go.
Have a great weekend everyone!